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    How do YOU animate?

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    SugarSprinkle

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    How do YOU animate?

    Post by SugarSprinkle on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:57 pm

    Hey everyone! Im wondering what is your process? Do you storyboard? do you sketch? or do you just draw from the get go?
    How long does it take for you to animate one clip? I wanna know because i thin it is interesting  albino 
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    cassiroll

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by cassiroll on Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:57 pm

    It depends, but I usually sketch the first frame in about 5-10 minutes, and the rest of the frames are about half that time. Going in with line art takes about 7ish minutes per frame. Coloring takes about 5mins per frame. Shading another 10. For a 3 framed, fully colored and shaded clip it took me little over an hour I believe. That was just a head turning up, upper body shot. I animate frame by frame, so yep, takes a bit longer.
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    StoryboArdist ☆

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by StoryboArdist ☆ on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:45 am

    Some times I storyboard and other times I dive straight into the work.

    When I animate I usually animate the whole thing before I color everything. I color the important frames that start at the beginning of a new scene or has a new background.

    Once everything is animated and colored I place them into movie maker and see if anything need anymore Inbetween frames to smooth it out.

    THEN I might add shading. I usually don't.
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    Evanimation

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by Evanimation on Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:14 am

    Right now (since I'm only doing less serious stuff) I just do the lineart first without any sketches or storyboards, and usually color everything as I go. Since I'm working with MS Pain the process for making in-betweens and layering backgrounds is pretty round-a-bout and at times annoying, but there's a lot of creative copy and pasting, and I exploit the transparency feature whenever possible.

    I'll usually run finished segments through movie maker to check that they work well enough, but I don't properly time and edit anything until after all of the frames are finished. I also only use a mouse, since my tablet has a way of slowing me down.
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    Whirlwynd

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by Whirlwynd on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:17 pm

    I did a process demonstration on my tumblr a few months ago. It was for a Sailor Moon fan character animation. Warning, these links are full of GIFs.

    -This step is on paper but the rest of the process is digital. It's easier for me to storyboard on paper for some reason. In the case of my long-form animations, though, usually I have a comic version I can borrow for storyboards (and steal backgrounds from later Laughing) http://20galaxies.tumblr.com/post/65451057021/while-im-at-it-why-not-share-some-of-the-process

    -Next, a basic sketch to get the motion down. http://20galaxies.tumblr.com/post/65456795220/next-is-a-very-basic-unrefined-sketch-of-the

    -Refine the sketch, my least favorite part XP
    http://20galaxies.tumblr.com/post/65538153096/next-i-add-a-frame-in-between-each-of-the-frames

    -I do inking, color, shading, and backgrounds all at once.
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/0175f918fb338b1b4b9411199edefb9f/tumblr_mvzilct39m1sijaryo1_250.gif

    -Add special effects where needed. I usually paint these right onto the frames. https://24.media.tumblr.com/adc7376ddf9de3fbad669b31d8ba5562/tumblr_mw2rwc8kdi1sijaryo1_250.gif

    -And last, syncing the sound and animation! Sometimes I move the animation to match the sound, sometimes it's reverse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPTh77toYI

    From storyboard to final product, this took 88 hours.
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    melty

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by melty on Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:59 pm

    I made a video hehe.
    What I do it draw out the storyboard on paper so I know what to do, sketch them out on the computer, then lineart and colour. I add the background later.
    What's in the video is just colouring and lineart because I forgot to record the sketch frames whoops.


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    BloodyPocky

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by BloodyPocky on Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:58 pm

    I've tried storyboards, character design and stuff like that.
    but i dont tend to keep projects like that.
    I rather just draw and try from the get go.
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    SugarSprinkle

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    Re: How do YOU animate?

    Post by SugarSprinkle on Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:36 pm

    interesting! Whirlwynd,that is a long process! o.o but..i saw your episode part 1 and it was deifnatly worth the time! also,the new student. is that nagika from tsuki desu? xP

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